Transponder Key And ECU Programming
Transponder key/ remote control programming
Keys/ remotes that you had previously used to start your
vehicle would have already been programmed however all additional or
replacement keys require matching to the vehicle management system. We are able
to do this with specialist equipment
What is a Transponder?
Transponder technology has been around since 1994, a small electronic chip is embedded in the head of the key that if not recognised the vehicle will not start: as the key is turned a signal is send from the vehicle control system to the key and a reply is sent back, all this in less than a second without you knowing.
Remotes are mainly used just for the central locking system. There are a few exceptions on early systems used by companies like Renault where the remote is used to deactivate the immobiliser.
We are also able to program ECU’s and control units to certain vehicles